Hot off their Winter Tour and the February release of their new album Cutting Up The Present Leaks Out The Future, Hatcham Social took the time to catch up with A Music Blog, Yea?. We asked the London trio (comprised of Finnigan Kidd, Toby Kidd, and David Claxton) about album titles, dream tours, quintessential songs, and more. Here’s what they had to say:
AMBY: Hey Hatcham Social, welcome to AMBY! What’s the band been up to?
Hatcham Social: Hello AMBY, we have just come back from our winter tour. We played shows in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, France and the UK. It was one of the most fun tours we have ever had and we met some great, great people. The tour was set-up around the release of our new album ‘Cutting Up The Present Leaks Out The Future’ out on Ogenesis Records.
AMBY: Which three songs are the quintessential Hatcham Social?
Hatcham Social: That is a tricky question. Maybe these three (but will probably change our minds straight after): Ketamine Queen, Confessions Of An English Opium Smoker, So So Happy Making…kind of feel I Cannot Cure My Pure Evil as well…
AMBY: You recently finished your 2014 Winter Tour. What was the highlight of being on the road?
Hatcham Social: Just being busy doing something you love. Meeting people at shows. When a show is great and you make a connection and a great mood happens you see the magic of music, that is the best part of touring.
AMBY: Who would your dream tour be with?
Hatcham Social: Right now it would be great to tour with a band like Crystal Stilts or take the band Flowers out with us on the road. We were going to go out to the US with Echo and The Bunnymen, maybe we could do something with them, that would be interesting.
AMBY: What’s the significance behind your new record’s title Cutting Up The Present Leaks Out The Future?
Hatcham Social: There is this idea that William S. Burroughs spoke about, the idea of a sort of shamanism through cutting up manuscripts from the present you could see into the future. He was a very interested in the Cut-Up technique. Somehow it felt apt for the way we were doing things, and also a fascinating idea — what if you do?
AMBY: Which songs off the album are your favourite?
Hatcham Social: Changes day to day. At the moment Ketamine Queen, To The Moon, Confessions Of An English Opium Smoker and All In The Moscow.
AMBY: Has there ever been a song you wish you wrote? And if so, which song?
Hatcham Social: There are so many songs we admire and enjoy stepping into, but I think you cannot really want to have written another person’s song: you make the songs you feel.
AMBY: If you could choose to have your music featured in any movie or show, which would you choose?
Hatcham Social: The one that gave us the most money so we can go back out and tour! Although seriously, there are some special filmakers we would be honoured to be involved with, like: Wes Anderson, David Lynch, Alex Cox…to name some of our absolute favourites.
AMBY: What has you most excited for the rest of 2014?
Hatcham Social: Getting out and playing again, and getting in the studio to write and record new material.
AMBY: Lastly, tell us something about Hatcham Social that nobody knows yet.
Hatcham Social: We are going to get in and record some new material soon. We may be compiling a special release as well…
Thank you Hatcham Social, for giving us your answers!
Alicia Atout | @AliciaAtout